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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Yasunori Tachibana
The Americans have insisted for months they can contend for the Olympic title in men's gymnastics. Another night like this, and they won't need to say a word. The color of their medals will do all the talking for them.
"We studied a lot about the American team already," said Japanese coach Yasunori Tachibana, who sent a scouting party to last month's Olympic trials. "So we knew it was going to be pretty tough."